Maybe we should all stop sometimes and ponder what we're really thinking. What our naked thoughts are. The ones beneath our general impressions. It might help us find our wounds and our passions and the paths we need to move forward.
I had vivid dreams when I was a teenager. It must have been the hormones. Usually the dreams were of the normal teenager variety and uncommonly rich. But given the right mixture of hormones and stress, the incubative prowess of the subconscious mind would display itself.
It is often because of fear of the unknown, the apprehension from change, anxiety of meandering into something unfamiliar or new that we tend to stick to our "known spaces." But whether we like it or not; the world around us is constantly evolving, seasons are changing and so must we.
Chasing validation, gaining it, quickly losing it and getting back into the race is something I've done repeatedly up until this point. So the next piece is choosing to change, choosing to change for the sake of living a joyous life.
Psychological research tells us that introspection is often a highly inaccurate source of self-knowledge. An over-reliance on introspection trips one up -- decreasing performance, reducing decision quality and even undermining self-insight.
Don't go for earth-shattering transformation right way. Start with little changes that will become big ones over time. For now, work on some simple daily behaviors that would give your morale a booster shot.
It's the relationship between Julian and his 14-year-old daughter that sparked the idea for Kelly's book, Bedtime for Sarah Sullivan, and the new iOS/Android app of the same name, for which Julian provides the father's voice.
As controllers of technology, individually and collectively, we must balance technological connection with disconnection, have the discipline to lose ourselves in our unconscious minds, and have the focus to listen to our souls.
There are four books that changed my understanding of the way we think, and what motivates our success. These four books showed me how so many of our actions are rooted in subconscious thoughts and how understanding this fact can drive accomplishment.
The power of hypnosis is a constant source of debate. My own research and the fact that I have now hypnotized over 3,000 people give me a unique and personal view of how the brain functions subconsciously.
To make sense of the world without frying our brains, we need to filter out a large portion of all that's coming at us. But how do we distinguish the tiny fraction that's relevant from the massive input we can ignore?